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Phenobarbital vs. Xanax for Seizures

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Phenobarbital

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/ 12,622 posts
Other Names: Luminal

Xanax

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/ 472,747 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 12,622 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 472,747 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Phenobarbital (International Nonproprietary Name) or phenobarbitone (former British Approved Name) is a barbiturate, first marketed as Luminal by Bayer. It is the most widely used anticonvulsant worldwide, and the oldest still commonly used. ... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
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xanax
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Phenobarbital vs. Xanax

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stop the xanax and start the phenobarbital. In hindsight,...
...reinstated. The doctor that prescribed the phenobarbital just acted like it would be a simple, just stop the xanax and start the phenobarbital. In hindsight, it now seems...
strips. The Dr gave me the phenobarb to get off the Xanax....
...tomorrow. I have the film strips. The Dr gave me the phenobarb to get off the Xanax. Just started both on the same day. I am going down to one 16mg phenobarb a day for a week...
cold turkey and switched to phenobarbital? I am on day...
...turkey and switched to phenobarbital? I am on day 32. I Switched from 3mg. xanax to 120 mg. phenobarb. I am now down to 45 mg phenobarb and having a tough time. I must say the phenobarb has kept me...
off 3 mg xanax dailey for  15 yrs. I am on phenobarbital...
...have come off 3 mg xanax dailey for  15 yrs. I am on phenobarbital from my doctor. It ...down to 45mg. phenob...
switched from Xanax ER 2mg per day to phenobarbital which I...
...that I had switched from Xanax ER 2mg per day to phenobarbital which I don't recall ...I was prescribed the Xanax for anxiety and restlessness due ...willing to prescribe phenobarbital. She s...
back to benzos and going to xanax. swims not sure yet....
swim is now on 300 phenobarbital instead of the 18mg of ...county). swim is thinking about changing back to benzos and going to xanax. swims not sure yet. 18mg of clonazepam a day...
acting drug like Xanax try to switch to Diazepam due to the...
...withdrawal, there is a reason they were replaced by benzodiazepines and that was they were highly dangerous in overdose. You may find your normal dosage isn't doing anything then slowly raise it up...
phenobarbital. I detoxed from a 10mg xanax habit [took...
...phenobarbital. I detoxed from a 10mg xanax ...in short...phenobarbital is, in my professional benzo-junkie opinion, the best method by far; no twitching, no anxiety [I feel it's a better anxioly...
your body is still adjusting to the change from Xanax...
...from Klonopin shouldn't be that hard, I don't think it's going to take more than 10 weeks. You are having those brain zaps simply because your body is still adjusting to the change from Xanax. I...
just additive, not to me i could go off, switch to Klonopin...
...dont take it that much. Xanax i heard can be just additive, not to me i could go off, switch to Klonopin, or something. BUT anyways ...siezure. I have heard Phenobarbital and Clonazepam are g...
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